Photo by Anthony Roberts on Unsplash The ongoing history of sound recording rights provides a fascinating study in the United States’ copyright regime’s ability to contemplate and absorb new technologies into its framework. The evolution of these rights in America over the last 50 years charts alongside the country’s evolving music industry, crystallizing the importance, … Continue reading The Changing Nature of Sound Recording Rights
Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash It goes without saying how much COVID-19 has impacted the world of sports. It is now October and it hasn’t been a week since the Tampa Bay Lightning bested the Dallas Stars, winning their second Stanley Cup in franchise history in Edmonton, Alberta of all places. Beyond rescheduling and … Continue reading Making Sense of the NHL’s Salary Arbitration Process
This post originally appeared in Obiter Dicta. Photo by José Martín Ramírez Carrasco on Unsplash. On Monday, September 28, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, approved the Kobe Bryant Act. This invasion of privacy bill moved to make it a criminal office for any emergency responders to take or share unauthorized photos of deceased persons … Continue reading Kobe Bryant Law Passed Criminalizing First Responder Misconduct
This post originally appeared in Obiter Dicta. Photo by Edgar Chaparro on Unsplash. The night of June 13th, 2019 was supposed to be the greatest night in Masai Ujiri’s professional career. It was the night Ujiri’s Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals 114-110, to secure the first … Continue reading Masai Ujiri incident demonstrates how not even success and power can protect you from ridiculous racial profiling
UCLA AD Dan Guerrero (left) & Under Armour Founder Kevin Plank (right) aren’t nearly as happy as they were four years ago. Photo from Daily Bruin In May 2016, Under Armour agreed to a 15-year, $280 million deal with UCLA to become the school’s official sponsor for all athletic apparel and equipment, including $135M in rights fees, … Continue reading Under Armour tells UCLA they want out of $280M Sponsorship Deal
This post originally appeared on The IPilogue. Photo by Thomas William on Unsplash. Justice Paul Schabas has provided artists in Canada with the most authoritative statement yet on the bounds of fair dealing as it applies to documentary films in releasing his decision in the case of Wiseau Studio, LLC v Harper on April 23, 2020. The … Continue reading Wiseau Studio, LLC v Harper: Good News for Canadian Filmmakers on Fair Dealing and Documentaries
ESLA's Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Conference is Canada's premier student conference for aspiring industry leaders in entertainment and sports law. Our 22nd annual conference will feature speakers from the legal and business side of film, television, music, and sport. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from the industry's best. Refreshments will be provided. … Continue reading 22nd Annual Entertainment & Sports Law ConferenceTickets ON SALE NOW
Our two fearless co-directors of sport, Alex Dumais and Nolan Cattell, put their hockey knowledge to the test yesterday competing in the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada. Out of 22 teams, Alex and Nolan were able to finish in the top 8. Look for Alex and Nolan today and tomorrow at the Primetime Sports Conference!
Esports is big business, representing more than a billion-dollar industry, with year-on-year growth over 26% and commanding a global audience of over 450 million that continues to rise each year. What is concerning, however, is that due to its recentness, esports does not possess the same 100 plus years of experience typically afforded by traditional sports … Continue reading Esports – A Ticking Time-Bomb for Match-Fixing
Entertainment and sports law is not just about the legal aspects to it, but it is about the talented stars in these fields that make it all the more interesting. For me, I am always drawn back to musical theatre (and its intersection with the law, of course). In July 2018, I was fortunate enough to … Continue reading Musical Review: Moulin Rouge!